Welcome to the Emerald Isle! Located in Northwestern Europe on the shores of the Atlantic, Ireland offers breathtaking landscapes, ancient history, vibrant culture and loads of craic (Irish for fun). Ireland is divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (which falls under the United Kingdom). The Republic of Ireland has a population of 4.9 million and two official languages – English and Irish (Gaelic), although English is the main language used across most of the country.
Ireland is also a great hub for those wishing to travel Europe on a low budget. The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair offers trips to lots of European cities for student-friendly prices. Below you’ll find all of the information necessary for integrating into Irish culture.